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App Annie has launched a report exhibiting the top games and apps for mobile throughout Q1 2021.
The report contains knowledge for 9 international locations, together with the U.S. and China, taking a look at top games primarily based off of downloads, shopper spend, and month-to-month lively customers.
In the U.S., Project Makeover had the most downloads. Roblox had the strongest shopper spend, whereas Among Us loved the most month-to-month lively customers. The new Crash Bandicoot: On The Run additionally loved a powerful begin, touchdown at No. 2 on the downloads chart.
“Although mobile gaming has yielded a huge range of original IP, it still presents a sizable opportunity for ‘classic’ franchises,” App Annie head of selling insights Lexi Sydow informed GamesBeat. “Gaming publisher King — behind the popular Candy Crush franchise — only launched Crash Bandicoot: On The Run on March 25, but the game still generated 21 million downloads in just four days, reaching 9.1 million launch day downloads in the top eight markets including the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Russia, France, Germany, and Spain, including 2.6 million in the U.S. alone. Its solitary week of availability was enough to propel it to the top of the breakout games chart — ranking No. 2 in the United States, No. 1 in Germany, No. 3 in the UK and No. 9 in France. Crash Bandicoot’s brand recognition and the popularity of the casual gaming category helps position the app for future success, building off a successful launch campaign driven by a soft launch rollout and pre-registration campaign to drum up demand.”
On The Run is a part of Activision Blizzard’s efforts to carry extra of its top franchises to mobile following the success of Call of Duty Mobile. It’s additionally engaged on Diablo: Immortal, which can carry the well-liked motion RPG sequence to mobile.
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